Candle-Life

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Eager to erase
the gloom, I share
my wick with
a flaming match-stick,
and a fire engulfs
my very being.

The ordeal eats
me bit by bit as
I shed silent tears,
yet I’ve no fears
of the devilish dark,
for I can last till
the onset of dawn.

People will bask in
the light, come morn,
oblivious to my
ashen self.
A martyr who fought
obscurity will remain
obscure, unmourned.

Photo Courtesy http://www.flickr.com

9 thoughts on “Candle-Life

  1. Ayesha

    I shed silent tears,
    yet I’ve no fears
    of the devilish dark,
    for I can last till
    the onset of dawn.

    Amazing poem! There are many people whose life is also like a candle.

    The picture with the poem looks so good🙂

  2. I know of a person very close to me, like a sister, who lives her life the way you described in the poem above – selfless and patient.

    Love the poem, Aadil🙂

    PS: Nice picture!

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  4. kashkin

    Beautiful poem Aadil…Apologies for long absence…..not of that my own makings….

    i have been away for almost two months and it looks like everything is changed….:)
    keep up the great work my friend……the candle within you will remain of hope and optimism…..

  5. @ Ayesha .. Thank you! This poem is dedicated to all those silent candles spreading the hopes of light and life.
    I like the avatar you’re using these days🙂

    @ nadia .. Thanks a lot!🙂 I too am aware of a few who’re anonymously working for all the positive things. They are worthy to be praised and appreciated.

    @ Kashkin .. You made my day! I’m so very happy to see you here after a while. I missed your poetry and your comments, yet I was aware that you’ll be doing something great out there.
    Bless you! Hope you’re well and fine!🙂

  6. Cavaliere

    Beautiful poem…🙂
    You should ve asked me for the photograph, I took some snapshots of candles only a couple of days ago😀

  7. Asma Ahsan

    People will bask in
    the light, come morn,
    oblivious to my
    ashen self.
    A martyr to fight
    obscurity will remain
    obscure, unmourned.

    That’s beautiful! Well written!🙂

  8. @ Cavalieire .. its never too late .. you can still send me the photos and I’ll love to put it somewhere on me blog .. Thanks for the comment!🙂

    @ Asma jee .. Thank you so much!🙂

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